January 24, 2003
Posted at: 3:34 p.m. CDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- People could be pulled over solely for not wearing a seat belt under a new bill.
But the bill by Senator Hank Wilkins of Pine Bluff says that officers could not use the stop to check for any other violations, and that not wearing the seat belt could not count toward suspension of a driver's license.
Currently, an officer cannot stop someone just for not wearing a seat belt, but can cite them if the car is pulled over for another violation, such as speeding.